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The plane 'burst into flames' 

A video has appeared to show the really dramatic moment a plane burst into flames on the runway at JFK Airport as it prepared for take-off.

According to a report by the Agence France Presse, AFP, officials revealed that fire crews rushed to the busy New York airport after the pilot of the Argentina Airlines flight reported the engine fire on Thursday night.


Passengers did not need to be evacuated and there have been no reported injuries. Witnesses have described hearing a "sudden explosion" before the plane was engulfed in flames and embers. Axel, who was waiting to take-off on another flight, captured a video of the Aerolineas Argentinas flight 1301 plane bursting into flames.

"We are all fine! He was filming the takeoff and suddenly exploded and the right engine caught fire. Very well handled the situation x crew. Thank God it was not 5 minutes later."

The engine of the plane, which was bound for Buenos Aires, reportedly overheated and caught fire while stationary at the runway at around 11pm local time.

Alice Zhang also tweeted pictures of the blaze, saying: "Yeah so I'm on the runway about to take off and another plane just landed next to us and IT WAS ON F*****G FIRE LIKE LITERAL FIRE. "That's just what I wanna see before takeoff well it's been nice knowing you all."

Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, told WSBTV news that the flames were already out by the time rescue trucks arrived.

The plane was escorted back to the gate for an inspection, the airport spokesman said.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known

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